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After defeating South Carolina in two out of three games over the weekend, #1 Vanderbilt rises to the top of the College Baseball Nation Top 50 for the first time this season. The Commodores' Jack Leiter no-hit the Gamecocks on Saturday for the first Vanderbilt no-hitter since Friday SP Kumar Rocker no-hit Duke in the 2019 Nashville Super Regional.
#2 Arkansas falls from the top spot after a 2-2 week. The Razorbacks lost to a surging Oklahoma team in the midweek and took a 16-1 beating on Friday from Alabama before righting in the ship and closing out the weekend with back-to-back wins. #3 Mississippi State and #4 Ole Miss finish off a streak of four straight SEC teams to start the top 50. The Bulldogs took two out of three games on the road at LSU, while Ole Miss swept Auburn in Oxford. Louisville, fresh off a sweep at NC State, moves up one spot to #5.
After losing to rival, Florida State, in the midweek, #6 Florida bounced back with a convincing sweep of Texas A&M to start SEC play. Just behind the Gators is #7 East Carolina. The Pirates swept Illinois State over the weekend. #8 Texas Tech, #9 Georgia Tech, and #10 Oregon round out the top ten. The Ducks won two out of three games against Arizona State this past weekend and have yet to lose a series.
#11 Texas backed up a sweep of South Carolina with a road series win at Baylor. Since starting the season 0-3, the Longhorns are 14-3. #12 LSU falls just one spot after a competitive series against Mississippi State. #13 Notre Dame played its first series in South Bend over the weekend, and the Fighting Irish took two games off of Duke. Notre Dame has yet to drop a series on the year. #14 Pitt concludes its series at Virginia on Monday, but the Panthers have already clinched the series after winning the first two games. #15 Oklahoma State nearly took a series on the road at Texas Tech over the weekend, but a ninth inning rally fell one run short in the rubber match on Sunday.
#16 Tennessee began SEC play with a series win at Georgia. The Volunteers are now 17-4 on the year. #17 San Diego State, averaging 9 runs per game, has overwhelmed its opponents with offense, including Air Force this past weekend. San Diego State took two out of three games. #18 TCU won two out of three against Louisiana, coming back to win the series after dropping the first game. #19 UCLA and #20 Arizona played three games in Los Angeles this past weekend, with the Bruins getting the better of the Wildcats in two of the games.
#21 Florida State's 4-0 week, including a sweep at Miami, propelled the Seminoles back into the top 25. Florida State is followed by #22 Arizona State and #23 Miami. #24 Oregon State squeaked past Washington State to start Pac-12 play.
#25 Louisiana Tech enters the top 50 this week. The Bulldogs are on a five-game winning streak that began last weekend with a win against Arkansas. Louisiana Tech knocked off Ole Miss in the midweek and swept Tulane on the road to improve to 13-5.
#50 Gonzaga enters the rankings for the first time in team history. The Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back road series wins, the first at TCU and the second at Santa Clara.
The full top 50 can be found below.